| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tens of thousands of Central American children, some accompanied by adults but most traveling alone, have surged across the U.S.-Mexican border in recent months. The flood has swamped the border security infrastructure as well as the youth housing...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:20 PM
President Obama and his aides have repeatedly sought to dispel the rumors driving thousands of children and teens from Central America to cross the U.S. border each month with the expectation they will be given a permiso and allowed to stay.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A red truck pulls into an empty parking lot off Fairfax Avenue just before 6 a.m. René Portillo gets out in a rush and heads to a blue shoe box of a building wearing a message in faded paint: "THE NEW YORK TIMES Expect The World." To the right, a...
| Jul 8, 2014
Got a busload of immigrant children? We'll scream at 'em.
Got a problem with gun violence? We'll flaunt our assault rifles in the aisles of Target.
Worried about the environment? Too bad, sucker, we're busy customizing our pickup trucks with...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:53 PM
On a June morning last year, Alex Alvarez left his home in the lush Salvadoran region of Morazan to make the now-familiar journey of tens of thousands of other young immigrants from Central America.
There was no father or mother to send him off with a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:10 PM
When Juan Pablo Guerrero Diaz left El Salvador to come to the U.S., his daughter was still in diapers. Now she is 14, and this year, after fleeing for her life, she was reunited with her parents in Los Angeles.
For the girl, the perilous journey north...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Forty-six immigrants carrying temporary visas arrived at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fontana on Thursday aboard Homeland Security buses.
The church is helping federal agencies process the immigrants.
Following anti-immigrant protests in Murrieta,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piñatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico.
Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The U.S. State Department has issued several travel warnings in the last month, some a surprise, some less so. It also issued a Worldwide Caution on April 10, telling Americans to stay constantly alert because of terrorist threats. To read the full text,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:59 AM
A Sylmar couple has pleaded not guilty to accusations that they paid to have a 9-year-old girl smuggled to the U.S. from Central America and forced her to work at their restaurant.
Dora Alicia Valle, 50, and her live-in boyfriend, Estrada Melvin...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Sister Judy Vaughan skipped the 1989 celebration of her 25th anniversary as a Catholic nun; the male-celebrated liturgy offended her emerging feminism. She spent the evening instead in El Salvador, challenging right-wing forces that had declared war on...